Duong Dong Airport

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Phu Quoc Airport
Sân bay Phú Quôc
PhuQuocAirport.jpg
Phú Quốc airport, 2009
Summary
Airport type Public, defunct
Operator Southern Airports Services Company
Location Phú Quốc
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 10°13′33″N 103°57′39″E / 10.22583°N 103.96083°E / 10.22583; 103.96083Coordinates: 10°13′33″N 103°57′39″E / 10.22583°N 103.96083°E / 10.22583; 103.96083
Map
PQC is located in PhuQuoc
PQC
PQC
Location in Phú Quốc
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 6,980 2,128 Asphalt

Phu Quoc Airport (IATA: PQCICAO: VVPQ) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Phú Quốc),[1] also known as Duong Dong Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay Dương Đông), was an airport located in Dương Đông town, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang Province, Vietnam. The distance to other airports was 300 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), 130 km from Rạch Giá, 190 km from Cần Thơ, 200 km from Cà Mau and 540 km from Lien Khuong.

Due to the economic development of the island and continuous increase in passengers, a new airport project was constructed and built in an area of 8 square kilometers on Phú Quốc island at a cost of US$970 million. Upon completion, the airport had a paved runway of 3000 m x 50 m, capable of handling large aircraft like the Boeing 747. The new airport has a capacity of 7 million passengers per year.[2]

On December 2, 2012, Phu Quoc Airport was closed and replaced by the new Phu Quoc International Airport[3]

History[edit]

The airport was built by the French colonists in 1930s and further developed during the Vietnam War. The original airstrip had a 996-m-long runway. In 1975, following the fall of Saigon, this airport continued to serve commercial flights. In 1983, it was extended to 1496 m. In 1993, the runway surface was reinforced, a 148.5-m-long taxiway and an apron of 120 x 60 m were added. During 1994-1995, the new terminal was built and operated until the airport was closed in 2012.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

All the flights to/from this airport were transferred to Phu Quoc International Airport on 2 December 2012.[3]

Former routes[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Mekong Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Airlines Can Tho, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Rach Gia

Current situation[edit]

The airport's land was claimed to build the centre of Dương Đông. The runway was converted to a boulevard named after Võ Văn Kiệt, a former prime minister of Vietnam.[4]

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